How to make a referral?
Contact Siblings Together on behalf of your sibling group. If there are no places available you will be notified and kept on record for future camps. If there are places available you will be advised to fill in a referral form which is on the website.
Which children are eligible for sibling’s together activities?
Children from right across the United Kingdom without exceptions are eligible for our activities. The activities are for brothers and sisters who mainly live apart with some exceptions. We accept children from foster care, residential care, kinship care and adoption to take part in our activities. The activities and particularly our summer camps offer a positive holiday experience for siblings who have been separated within the care system and live apart; this allows the siblings to share a special experience with one another and creates great memories of sharing fun together.
How do we ensure the safe keeping of the children at the camp?
All our staff and volunteers are CRB checked and undertake child protection training to ensure they are fully prepared for dealing with children in addition to this we require two references to ensure our staff and volunteers are of the right character to be able to work for siblings together and with the children. Our volunteers and staff come from a core base of both fully qualified and student social workers and arts therapy students and practicing professional arts therapists. In addition to these groups of people we also have volunteers who are foster carers, managers’, designers and artists.
How to Volunteer with Siblings Together?
Volunteering with siblings together is a rewarding experience which involves volunteers working together in groups with the children in wide variety of playful and creative activities. To apply to volunteer please visit our dedicated volunteering page which describes in greater detail the requirements which you need to meet in order to volunteer with us for our activities.
How does working at camp contribute towards Continued Profession Development (CPD)?
Working with us offers professional and students with the caring professions an excellent opportunity to develop their skills working within a child focussed team. Your skills & knowledge will be used first hand in helping vulnerable children to build upon what could potentially become lifelong positive relationships, and support networks. Our camps & drop in centres offer siblings an opportunity to experience powerful yet positive experiences within a safely held and supportive environment, a therapeutically considered holiday which has a profound impact upon the children we work with. This experience covers a variety of professional skills.